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Bird’s Eye View (May 20, 2015)

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. I continue to be “unavoidably detained” and therefore this week’s column will consist of Public Service Announcements concerning events that are taking place over the next week or two, along with the Senior Center community lunches and dinners, and little else. Next week I hope to report on some of the recent goings-on that I have observed in these far off lands.

One other thing to mention is that the US will be “celebrating” Memorial Day Weekend in a few days and, as I have mentioned before, it would be heart-warming if folks could take a moment or two to think about the reason we get the long weekend to enjoy all of these events in the first place. to commemorate US soldiers who have died while serving in the military. This day was first enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War and it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars. With US servicemen and women continuing to perish in various theaters of war, taking a moment to reflect on this would surely be a sign that their efforts have not been in vain and are deeply appreciated by those of us who live on.

Onward. Calendars and pens at the ready. #425. The AV High School branch of the FFA is holding its next Drive Thru Dinner tomorrow. on Thursday, May 21. The meal includes a tri-tip roast, baked potatoes, beans, rolls, and watermelon slices. Tickets are $50 for a dinner for four or $25 for a dinner for two. You can call the School Ag Dept at 895-2514 to reserve your ticket. Dinner pick-up is from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. #426. There are still spaces available for a special Farmers” Market event that moves from its regular location at the Boonville Hotel parking lot this weekend to connect with the Cinema in the Vineyards Event at Balo Vineyards and The Madrones just south of Philo on Saturday May 23rd. The Market, featuring local vendors and a Market Chef, will be a fundraiser for the Boonville Farmers” Market Food Stamp Matching Program & The AV Foodshed. #427. The annual Memorial Day weekend Tri-Tip BBQ presented by the AV Lions to benefit the Elder Home, takes place on Sunday, May 24 from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Enjoy wonderful tri-tip and chicken dinners with all the fixings. Beer, wine and other beverages will also be available along with music and a silent auction with some great items to bid on. #428. The 13th Annual Anderson Valley Open Studio Self-guiding Tour is also coming up over Memorial Day Weekend, 11am to 5pm on Sat/Sun/Mon, May 23, 24, 25. For further details and map go to #429. The Vets from the Mendocino Animal Hospital are next in town on Thursdays, June 4 and 25. #430. The AV Lending Library run by The Unity Club is open Tuesday and Saturday at The Fairgrounds. Tuesday 1.30pm-4.30pm and Saturday 2pm-4pm. #431. The County Dump is open from 9am. 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Remember, no dead animals!

Here is the menu for the Community lunches and dinners over the next week at the Senior Center at the Veterans” Building in Boonville. The Center asks for a $6 donation from seniors for both lunches and dinners and charges $7 for Non-seniors for lunches and $8 for the dinners. Tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, the lunch, served by Marti Titus and her crew at Noon, will be Joe's chili, cornbread, salsa, cheese, broccoli salad, tabbouleh salad, with cinnamon roll cake for dessert. Then, next Tuesday evening, May 26 at 6pm, the dinner will feature BBQ tri-tip, baked beans, roasted vegetables, garlic bread, cole slaw, orange gelatin, quinoa salad, and peach cobbler for dessert. All meals include vegetables, salad bar, and fruit, plus milk, coffee, tea, and lemonade. What a deal. It may be the best $$$ you’ll spend all week! Hopefully you will be able to attend, and remember. ALL ages are welcome! Hope to see you there.

Time to take my leave. I’ve got see a man about a sheep. So, until we talk again. Keep the Faith; be careful out there; stay out of the ditches; think good thoughts; be wary of strangers with more dogs than teeth; please remember to keep your windows cracked if you have pets in your vehicle; and may your god go with you. A final request, Let us prey. Sometimes poking, often stroking, but almost always humbly yours, Turkey Vulture. Contact me through the Letters Page or at PS. On the sheep, Grace. Hi, George; hope you and Sheila are well. How are you, Silver Swan. behaving yourself? Hopefully not!

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